Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monthly America's Cup Fact

October 2009
Test your knowledge of the "Auld Mug."

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How many different countries have won the America's Cup?
Answer Below.

The schooner, America, first boat to win the America's Cup

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How many different countries have won the America's Cup? Four countries: the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Switzerland.

From the first race in 1851 until 1983 the United States held the America's Cup, making the longest winning streak in sports history. The race was named after the first boat to win the "Cup," the schooner, America. In 1983 the Australian's won the America's Cup but it was subsequently won back by the Americans. In 1995, New Zealand won the America's Cup and became the first country beside the United States to successfully defend the Cup in 2000. However, in 2003 New Zealand lost the America's Cup to the Swiss team, Alinghi. Alinghi won the America's Cup again in 2007 and will attempt to defend the Cup again in 2010.
12 Meter Charters invites you to experience our America's Cup 12 meter racers. Call 401-851-1216 for more information. We love answering questions!

Friday, October 2, 2009

September 2009 - Team Member of the Month!

Meet our Captains and Crew

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Cedar Poirier- Mate on Heritage

Cedar Song Poirier grew up in rural Nova Scotia, Canada in a house her parents built. Her family spent cozy winters around a wood stove and sustained themselves with a cow, chicken, pigs, and a huge garden. So where did her love of sailing come from?

Although Cedar did not began sailing until she was 16 years old, sailing is in her blood! In 1973, her family won the first Opera House Cup in Nantucket with their classic yacht, Mariner, and her uncle, Bob Tiedemann, was the first to offer 12 meter yachts for charter in Newport. Along with her sisters, Sara and Harmony, Uncle Bob offered Cedar the opportunity to sail and work for him aboard his vintage fleet. He taught Cedar to maintain (sanding, painting, varnishing) classic yachts and she worked for her uncle sailing aboard his 12 Meter, Gleam, for seven years.

In her 13 years of sailing, not only has she sailed on just about all of Newport’s 12 Meter yachts, but she has also sailed all over the Caribbean, Grenadines, and Europe. Cedar has been a mate aboard Heritage for three years and like a fine wine she just keeps getting better! Her vast knowledge of 12 Meter sailing and Newport, along with her chipper attitude, help provide our guests with an unforgettable sailing experience. Come aboard Heritage and set sail with the charismatic, cheerful, and charming CEDAR!

When she is not sailing Cedar loves to paint (she has a collection of about 50 works), surf, ski, bowl and cook (she has worked as a chef aboard yachts and her mango cheesecake is to die for!). Cedar and the team of 12 Meter Charters invite you to set sail aboard our America’s Cup 12 Meter Yachts!